is a Star Trek television series
which began its run in January 1995. Voyager airs on the UPN
network, though it may be picked up by other stations, called secondary affiliates
, in areas without a primary affiliate
UPN station. The show is expected to end after the 2000-2001 broadcast season.
The story behind Voyager is that a new experimental Federation ship on its first mission is caught in an artificially-created wormhole which takes them to the far side of the the galaxy, far beyond the range of space that the Federation has otherwise explored. In the first episode, the being which created the wormhole dies, and Voyager blows up his vessel in order to prevent the hostile crew of another ship from gaining control of it.
The rest of the series concerns the adventures of Voyager in the rest of the crew's journey attempting to return to Earth.